# About the seminar

The seminar is going to be on *Bott periodicity*. After the introductory meeting, a speaker will present a proof of the Bott periodicity theorem every week. Tentative meeting location and times are as follows:

**Location:**SC 232**Day/Time:**Thursday 5:15pm to 6:15pm

# Schedule

#### 7 Feb 2019, Introductory Meeting (Dexter Chua)

I will go through the various ways to state the Bott periodicity theorem. Afterwards we will discuss some administrative affairs.

#### 14 Feb 2019, Morse theory (Kai Xu)

We will be meeting at **5:30pm** instead of the usual time.

#### 21 Feb 2019, Simplicial methods (Dexter Chua)

I will present the proof of Bruno Harris in his paper *Bott Periodicity via Simplicial Spaces*. The proof is extremely short if one assumes the simplicial machinery employed, and the talk will focus on explaining the underlying machinery that goes into the proof.

#### 28 Feb 2019, No Seminar

#### 7 Mar 2019, No Seminar

#### 14 Mar 2019, Affine Grassmannian (Kevin Lin)

#### 28 Mar 2019, TBC (TBC)

#### 4 Apr 2019, TBC (Maxim Jeffs)

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